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Date Pin Wheels Recipe

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This recipe for Date Pin Wheels, by , is from Berning Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Berning
Added: Sunday, November 1, 2009


1 pound pitted dates, chopped
1/2 c water
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c butter or margarine
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 c sifted enriched flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c chopped nuts

Combine dates, water, and 1/2 c granulated sugar in saucepan. Cook until thick (2 to 3 minutes), stirring constantly. Cool.
Thoroughly cream butter and sugars; add egg and beat well. Add vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture; stir till smooth.
Divide dough in half roll one part on well-floured surface till 1/4 inch thick.
Combine date mixture and nuts; spread half of filling evenly over dough. Roll like a jelly roll; wrap in waxed paper with open edge of roll on bottom. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Chill rolls till firm.
Cut in 1/4 inch slices. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (400) 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.




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